Ondo Health Commissioner, Adegbenro Dies of COVID-19



Dr Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro, Ondo State Health Commissioner has died of the novel Coronavirus, sources from Ondo government house have said.

Adegbenro, an indigene of Ilara-mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State was born on 5 June 1955.

He was the Chief Medical Director of Crown Hospital, Akure, a facility he established some years back.

He was a member of the Nigeria Medical Association; member of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria; Associate member, Royal College of General Practitioners of London; and member of Nigeria Guild of Medical Directors.

He had his elementary education at Muslim Primary School, Ilara-mokin. Between 1962 and 1967,  Adegbenro attended Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure; and the University of Benin, Benin City. He holds the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B; B.S).

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Adegbenro was appointed the Vice Chairman, Ondo State Committee on Sports for the Disabled from 1997 to 1999; and later chairman of the Committee from 1999 to 2002.

He was a Director, Ondo State Waste Management Board from 1999 to 2002 before he was appointed a Commissioner in Ondo State and was in charge of Culture and Tourism and later the Ministry of Health.


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